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Merge Recipeints List - External table is not in expected format



 
 
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Old July 17th, 2009, 06:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Arnprior
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Default Merge Recipeints List - External table is not in expected format

I have an excel file I'm trying to use in a merge in Word. This error appears??
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Old July 17th, 2009, 07:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Peter Jamieson
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Default Merge Recipeints List - External table is not in expected format

As a workaround you can try exporting the data from Excel to .csv format
or Edit-Copy, Edit-Paste to a new Word document and use that as the
data source.

Otherwise,
a. which version of Word/Excel?
b. the most likely reason for this error is that the file is not
actually an Excel workbook, but has a .xls extension. For example, it
might be an HTML table with a file extension of .xls instead of .htm or
..html - particularly if the file has been exported from someone else's
system.

Peter Jamieson

http://tips.pjmsn.me.uk

Arnprior wrote:
I have an excel file I'm trying to use in a merge in Word. This error appears??

 




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